Sydney Speech & Language Centre provides assessment and therapy that is individualised to support your child's speech, language and communication development.
Sydney Speech & Language Centre highly values a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children and adolescents. Consultation with Clinical Psychologists, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, and Educational professionals is paramount to effective support and intervention.
Providing family and teacher support in order to assist children with communication difficulties is a high priority for Sydney Speech & Language Centre. Speech pathologists at the centre believe in helping and supporting children and their families reach their personal learning potentials and goals.
Speech Pathologist and Practice Owner - Jacqueline McCarty
Jacqueline has been practicing in the inner west since 2006 and has been working as a Speech Pathologist for over fifteen years. As a speech pathologist who is also a mother, she is passionate about working with children and their families to reach the best possible outcomes.
Jacqueline is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics. Jacqueline is a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist. She is also trained in the Lidcombe Programme and Multilit Program. She has also worked as a Professional Practice Educator with the Australian Catholic University.
Jacqueline’s clinical expertise includes extensive experience working with children from 1 to 18 years of age, who have difficulties developing the skills necessary for speech and language development. She has experience working with children with hearing impairment, Downs’ Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jacqueline has worked in a variety of settings, including community health, tertiary health, government, catholic and private schools; as well as private practice. Her specialty interests include working with children with learning and literacy difficulties as well as those with significant articulation and phonological difficulties.
Speech Pathologist - Eliana Kirk
Eliana is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Eliana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology and is a certified Orofacial Myologist.
Eliana's clinical expertise includes working with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has also had extensive experience working with children and adults who present with weak oro-facial muscles, incorrect tongue resting posture and an incorrect swallowing pattern (tongue thrust). This is a particular area of interest for Eliana. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, private practice and orthodontic clinics.
Speech Pathologist – Sally Wales
Sally is a member of Speech Pathology Australia and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK). Sally is a Hanen certified Speech Pathologist and is trained in Key Word Sign and PECS. Sally has also completed the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Program in London.
Sally's extensive clinical experience includes working with children with dyspraxia as well as children with difficulties in developing speech sounds and functional literacy. Sally has worked in many clinical settings in both the public and private sectors.
Sally has worked extensively within multi-disciplinary teams and believes passionately in the need to work very closely with parents, families, teachers and other health professionals. Sally's special areas of interest include working with children with delays in speech sounds and literacy development. Sally has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Speech Pathologist – Charlotte Sleiman
Charlotte is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Macquarie University), and a Masters of Speech Language Pathology (The University of Sydney).
Charlotte’s clinical experience includes working with children who have difficulties with speech sound development, language, fluency (stuttering) and literacy. She enjoys collaborating closely with parents, teachers and other professionals, in order to attain the best possible outcomes from therapy intervention.
Charlotte is a fluent speaker of Arabic. She has had exposure to the provision of Speech Pathology services within a school based setting, private practice, community health and in hospitals. Her areas of interest include working with children who have literacy difficulties, as well as including speech and language difficulties.
Speech Pathologist - Mohammed Abdulwahed
Mohammed graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney in 2016. Mohammed is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and is involved in the Speech Pathology Australia Professional Self-Regulation Program. Mohammed is dedicated to ongoing professional development through the Program to ensure practise quality. Mohammed has clinical experience working with young children, preschool and school aged clients, as well as children with a range of different disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, social communication and literacy difficulties. He has worked across schools, community centres, private clinics, home settings, nursing homes and hospitals. Mohammed has a keen interest in working with the following child-related areas: stuttering, speech and language difficulties, social communication, alternative and augmentative communication.
Mohammed is fluent in English and Arabic. He is experienced in working with individuals and families from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. He has experience conducting therapy sessions, as well as communicating assessment results and therapy progress to parents in English and Arabic. Outside of his passion in speech pathology, Mohammed shows a passion for refereeing sporting events, including futsal and soccer. He enjoys travelling, reading and fishing. Mohammed likes to take a holistic approach to his treatment with each client, ensuring that every aspect of a child's functional communication is considered, and stakeholders are involved in the management framework, in order to maximise the child's therapy gain in everyday situations.
Our receptionist Jackie is dedicated to supporting the families and staff in ensuring all queries, payments and appointments are organised in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.